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Compact vs. Full-Size Spare Tires: Tire Buyer's Guide


Have you purchased a spare tire before and wondered if it was good to keep for long drives? If you are purchasing a full-size, you may be able to drive it with no issues. However, compact, temporary tires are not made to be driven on for longer than 50 miles. These are emergency tires that have enough tread and pressure to get you to a shop to replace a tire. However, driving on a donut tire for long periods of time can damage your vehicle and lead to another flat tire.

Drivers who want to protect against a flat tire…
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Learning the Correct Way to Test Your Car's Battery


In order to test the battery inside your vehicle, all you need are safety goggles and a voltmeter. Here is a guide to check the battery strength safely.
  • The car ignition and lights must be off before testing can begin.
  • The car battery terminals need to be free of corrosion, use a wire brush to clean them off.
  • The voltmeter has two cables, the positive end simply goes to the positive terminal of the battery, and the negative cable to the battery negative terminal.
  • The reading for a good battery is 12.4 or higher. The reading for a bad…
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How to Know if Your Car's Brake Pedal Needs to be Replaced

When you press down on your brake pedal in your car, you expect it to feel a certain way. If it feels different than it usually does, there is a chance that it needs to be replaced. You need to keep your brake pedal working correctly to remain in control of your brakes and your vehicle.

If your brake pedal feels spongy when you push down on it, there is something going on and you should get that pedal checked out. The brake pedal should feel firm and solid beneath your foot, not spongy or soft. You need to have…

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Why Windshield Wiper Blades Wear Out

You may have noticed that your windshield wiper blades may wear out over time. The reason why this occurs is because the rubber material on the blade will eventually start to get hard and crumble away. This may occur because of exposure to the sun or because it has made too much contact with the windshield itself.

After awhile, you may start to see streaks on the windshield because the blade isn't making good contact with the glass. In some cases, the rubber may literally start to become hard to the touch or even detach from other blade components…

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What Can an SUV do for You?

Are you considering upgrading from your current sedan or coupe to a larger, more capable SUV? Many drivers consider this at some point. Here are some of the advantages of switching to an SUV:

  • Off-road capability: If you've ever been annoyed at how poorly your sedan performs once it leaves the confines of your city's paved roads, then you'll be pleasantly surprised with how well an SUV can handle other surfaces like dirt and gravel. 
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5 Steps to Purchasing a Used Car

 

How do you find the car that will exactly suit your needs for years to come? It just takes a little research and planning. When you know the kind of car you want, you can then decide whether you want to buy a new car, lease a new car, or buy a used car.

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The Hanna Import Buying Experience

When deciding to buy a used car you're faced with many different buying options. There are hundreds of dealerships to choose from, many offering the same things as the next.  It can be overwhelming to go through all the options and offers that each dealership provides. So how do you choose when there are so many choices? Hanna Imports in Raleigh, NC can walk you through the buying process and will give you a hassle free buying experience.

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